Quantum Ising model in transverse and longitudinal fields: chaotic wave functions

Y. Y. Atas 1 E. Bogomolny 2

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General , IOP Publishing, 2017, 50, pp.385102

The construction of a statistical model for eigenfunctions of the Ising model in transverse and longitudinal fields is discussed in detail for the chaotic case. When the number of spins is large, each wave function coefficient has the Gaussian distribution with zero mean and the variance calculated from the first two moments of the Hamiltonian. The main part of the paper is devoted to the discussion of different corrections to the asymptotic result. One type of corrections is related with higher order moments of the Hamiltonian and can be taken into account by Gibbs-like formulae. Another corrections are due to symmetry contributions which manifest as different numbers of non-zero real and complex coefficients. Statistical model with these corrections included agrees well with numerical calculations of wave function moments.

  • 1. School of Mathematics and Physics
  • 2. LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques